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brother. we is the up his room together. >> reporter: the fong family spent the holidays with their two biological children nathan amend cameron and their siberian adoptee from two years ago and they were hoping for another addition for the family from russia in the coming year. >> this is our crib for our son. >> reporter: they are just one of hundreds caught in a international political showdown. president vladimir putin was defiantly saying he planned to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. the country's legislative branch had just passed the bill unanimously. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law that denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really the senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoption says, with 700,000 russian orphans, the kids are the ones caught in the political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their fam
and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia. and we have a home, we have a loving family. we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> reporter: in reference to this ban, the u.s. state department spokesman said quote, it is misguided to have the fate of children -- 60,000 russian children have been adopted into american homes in the past two decades. if this ban is signed into law t could affect thousands more. >> the holidays put all of us in more of a hurry. advice to everyone tonight. slow down. why one bay area city launched a campaign to keep pedestrians safe. >> reporter: off the curb and you take your life in your hands. the cars and trucks, bicycles and bikes. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: the search almost one in three pedestrians is distracted by mobile devices and texting is particularly risky. they took 18% longer to cross the intersection and were four times more likely to ignore the lights. >> i've seen people almost get run over. >> reporter: it's no laughing matter, especi
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